80th concert season 2021-2022

Sat 25th September 2021 - Trio Salona

Andrew Thurgood

We welcome Trio Salona who are Andrew Thurgood (violin), Sarah Carvalho-Dubost (cello) with Louisa Lam (piano). These three accomplished performers play in several local and international chamber groups and orchestras such as the London Philharmonic and Ensemble Resa. Their programme includes trios by Rachmaninov and Shostakovich and Beethoven's Archduke Trio.

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Venue: HH Methodist Church, 7:30pm

Sat 6th November - Alexander Soares (piano)

Alexander Soares

Alexander graduated with a first from Clare College, University of Cambridge, and subsequently gained a Master's (Distinction) and a Doctorate at Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Following his debut at the Royal Festival Hall, Alexander Soares is acclaimed as a pianist of 'huge intensity' (The Telegraph), and has performed across the UK, Europe and USA. His programme 'A European Odyssey' includes works by Scarlatti, Chopin, Debussy, Albeni and Beethoven. His debut album was named Editor's Choice by Gramophone. Alexander teaches at Guildhall School of Music and also at City of London Girls and Highgate Schools.

Venue: Streamed online.

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Sat 26th March 2022 - Ariel Lanyi (piano)

Ariel Lanyi

Ariel debuted at Wigmore Hall this summer and has already performed in Paris, London, Rome, Prague and Brussels. As soloist he has appeared with the Israel Philharmonic and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestras. He recently performed Beethoven's 2nd concerto, conducted by Trevor Pinnock at the Royal Academy of Music. Awards include 1st Prize at the 2018 Grand Prix Animato Competition in Paris and 1st Prize in the Dudley International Piano Competition, as well as a finalist award at the Rubinstein Competition. This concert is sponsored by The Munster Trust.

Venue: St Wilfrid's Church, 7:30pm.

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Sat 16th October 2021 - The National Youth Jazz Orchestra Ambassadors


NYJO are back for 2021 with a post-lockdown energy you don’t want to miss! Watch some of the most talented young jazz musicians in the UK mix a dynamic rhythm section and a plethora of expressive soloists, into one of the most thrilling jazz orchestras playing right now. After decades of performing in a variety of venues across the UK and Europe, NYJO has helped launch the careers of many of the country’s most renowned jazz musicians in the process, such as Guy Barker, Amy Winehouse, Mark Nightingale and Laura Jurd.

The 24-piece orchestra has always proudly provided a gateway for accomplished young musicians to progress into the industry. The band represents a unique opportunity to gain vital experience in professional environments; explore the myriad styles and sounds with the genre; and form new relationships with a range of other musicians.

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Sat 19th Feb 2022 - Eleanor Corr (violin) accompanied by piano

Eleanor Corr

Winner of the 2020 Royal Overseas League Gold Medal, Eleanor Corr is a British-Irish violinist who has given solo/chamber recitals at Buckingham Palace, Wigmore Hall, Brighton Early Music Festival, Oslo Chamber Music Festival and broadcasts on BBC Radio 3. She has performed at the Royal Albert Hall Elgar Room and St. Martin-in-the-Fields with duo partner Aleksandra Myslek. Her programme includes works by Ravel, Say, de Falla and others, plus the original arrangement of The Lark Ascending by Vaughan Williams. Kindly supported by Making Music's Philip & Dorothy Green Young Artists Scheme.

Venue: HH Methodist Church, 7:30pm.

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Sat 23rd April 2022 - Bella Tromba

Bella Tromba

Bella Tromba is an award-winning all-female trumpet quartet who have attracted audiences at Henley, Cheltenham, St David's Festivals and at industry conferences, educational establishments in the UK and abroad. The ensemble's distinctive rich sound and array of tonal colours is achieved by using a variety of instruments including the piccolo trumpet, bass trumpet, flugelhorn and a variety of mutes.

Bella Tromba's programme 'A Fine Romance' features works by Satie, Enescu, Bizet and Tchaikovsky plus a selection of jazz standards. "Enviable ensemble and intonation added to great presentation skills and humour made this a terrific evening" said Sowerby Music.

Venue: St Wilfrid's Church, 7:30pm.

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